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Weirdy Biker

Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2010, 02:51:34 pm »
I *think* congratulations (as opposed to commiserations) are in order.  Unofficially, of course.

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2010, 03:05:33 pm »
Forgive my niavitay, but I do wonder how often more than 4 calendar 600s have been ridden in a season.

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Well, there were 17 HRs (incl. all ride types) last season.


Checked a few, mostly 2 ... one 4 ...
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2010, 04:28:12 pm »
Forgive my niavitay, but I do wonder how often more than 4 calendar 600s have been ridden in a season.

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Well, there were 17 HRs (incl. all ride types) last season.


Checked a few, mostly 2 ... one 4 ...

I'd think DIY 600s are harder than calendar.  After all I had company for much of most of my calendar 600s and have never yet dared try a DIY 600.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2010, 04:42:16 pm »
Forgive my niavitay, but I do wonder how often more than 4 calendar 600s have been ridden in a season.

frankly frankie will be along in a minute but ASTR that in the '90s Robert Fry and one or two others rode 5 x 600 or 6 x 600 on successive weekends.
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2010, 05:06:23 pm »

I'd think DIY 600s are harder than calendar.  After all I had company for much of most of my calendar 600s and have never yet dared try a DIY 600.

I only mentioned it as a statistical oddity. (I think there was only 1x4 last year.)

(As for hardness, it's probably personality-dependent. The Norfolk 600 that TG took us on in 2008(?) was by far my easiest, and some people do loops from home and love the independence/solitude. But there is probably a really easy calendar 600 that I haven't done yet - possibly also rather dull!)
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2010, 05:13:18 pm »
Not all DIYs are equal though; group DIYs are, more often than not, much 'easier' than solo DIYs. Having company/contact makes a huge difference, even if sporadic and just at controls such as riding the majority of a calendar 600 on your own.
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2010, 07:29:03 pm »

(As for hardness, it's probably personality-dependent. The Norfolk 600 that TG took us on in 2008(?) was by far my easiest, and some people do loops from home and love the independence/solitude. But there is probably a really easy calendar 600 that I haven't done yet - possibly also rather dull!)

I designed that route to be easy because it was for helping someone ride their first 600.
We only have calendar 600s in the summer. If you like, we can ride the Norfolk 600 in January. It'll be interesting to see how much it moves up the rankings as a tough 600.

The Seething 600 should be similar. Probably easier in fact because it's probably not 40km over distance like our DIY was.


Forgive my niavitay, but I do wonder how often more than 4 calendar 600s have been ridden in a season.

frankly frankie will be along in a minute but ASTR that in the '90s Robert Fry and one or two others rode 5 x 600 or 6 x 600 on successive weekends.


Quote from:  History of AUK from the AUK website
Seven riders gained their Super-Randonneur by riding four 600s, with Graham Moult and Robert Fry riding six on consecutive weekends.


I think Jack Eason has ridden more than 4 calendar 600s on consecutive weekends. Once you start riding several calendar 600s a year you end up having to travel a long way to and from events. It's not like we have several 600k calendar events all over the country every weekend. With DIYs, it's probably less likely for people to do more of the longer calendar rides, unless they are classics like Bryan Chapman or Daylight. Riding a 600 is time consuming enough for most without adding on extra travelling time and expense.
Or is it that the same number of people are riding as many 600k calendar events as they would do. But in addition to that, they can now ride some extra 600k events because they can fit it in. Whereas before when they'd have to have travelled to and from an event or an event was on a day that they had to do something else, they can ride it when they can?

Not all DIYs are equal though; group DIYs are, more often than not, much 'easier' than solo DIYs. Having company/contact makes a huge difference, even if sporadic and just at controls such as riding the majority of a calendar 600 on your own.

Not all 600s are equal. Not even the same calendar event is the same ride every year.
Riding with company? It's only helpfull if you ride with good company.
Some people need company more than others. I'm often happy with just my radio for company. 8)

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2010, 12:03:50 am »
Two of the four are validated. Two more to go. :)

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2010, 04:23:27 pm »
Two of the four are validated. Two more to go. :)

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The Border Raid 600 & Mille Cymru 1000 have been validated - Denmead 600 not listed as of last time I checked.  There are now 5 Hyper Randonneurs listed.

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2010, 04:26:27 pm »

I'd think DIY 600s are harder than calendar.  After all I had company for much of most of my calendar 600s and have never yet dared try a DIY 600.

I only mentioned it as a statistical oddity. (I think there was only 1x4 last year.)

(As for hardness, it's probably personality-dependent. The Norfolk 600 that TG took us on in 2008(?) was by far my easiest, and some people do loops from home and love the independence/solitude. But there is probably a really easy calendar 600 that I haven't done yet - possibly also rather dull!)

All 5 (so far) this year have done at least 4x600 calendar events+.

border-rider

Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2010, 04:33:06 pm »
I managed 4x600 calendar events in a month in 2003; it should have been 5 but I had a cold after the BCM

I squeezed the 5th one in before PBP :)

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2010, 05:04:55 pm »
I'd think DIY 600s are harder than calendar.  After all I had company for much of most of my calendar 600s and have never yet dared try a DIY 600.

I only mentioned it as a statistical oddity. (I think there was only 1x4 last year.)
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All 5 (so far) this year have done at least 4x600 calendar events+.



Aukweb list

Note that only Marcus of the 5 shows 4xcalendar 600s (in fact he's got 6 on there!)

I don't know which of you did the Denmead ...
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2010, 05:15:25 pm »
I'd think DIY 600s are harder than calendar.  After all I had company for much of most of my calendar 600s and have never yet dared try a DIY 600.

I only mentioned it as a statistical oddity. (I think there was only 1x4 last year.)
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All 5 (so far) this year have done at least 4x600 calendar events+.



Aukweb list

Note that only Marcus of the 5 shows 4xcalendar 600s (in fact he's got 6 on there!)

I don't know which of you did the Denmead ...

I'm counting the MC 1000 but put my + in the wrong place - I meant 600+ rather than events+.

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2010, 05:29:39 pm »
I'm counting the MC 1000 but

yes yes I know - but as I keep trying to point out, the oddity is doing 4x600cal, not any greater combination! Not 1200s, not 1000s, not 1400s, not 1600s :)

(and thus TG's 24HTT doesn't count either!)
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2010, 10:18:55 am »
I've gone Hyper :thumbsup:
That took 3767km to achieve - time to  :hand: going into hibernation now

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2010, 12:31:06 am »
Denmead 600 cards are with ACP I'm told so I'll achieve mattc's contrived goal of 4xcal 600.

Next question: what's the term for 10xhyper?

Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2010, 06:59:57 am »
I'll achieve mattc's contrived goal of 4xcal 600.

Congrats!
All the best for your Events on 26th.

Weirdy Biker

Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2010, 07:43:52 am »
Next question: what's the term for 10xhyper?

Osteoperosis.

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2010, 11:18:22 am »
Denmead 600 cards are with ACP I'm told so I'll achieve mattc's contrived goal of 4xcal 600.
I knew you had it in you!   ;)

How about a new challenge ... <thinks> ... 5 x 500k events? (I think I've done 2 in a year)
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2010, 11:58:33 pm »
Denmead 600 cards are with ACP I'm told so I'll achieve mattc's contrived goal of 4xcal 600.
I knew you had it in you!   ;)

How about a new challenge ... <thinks> ... 5 x 500k events? (I think I've done 2 in a year)

Somehow despite the SR2000 award, 500s don't appeal to me.


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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2010, 09:10:21 am »
Well it was just a throwaway suggestion ...
but actually I really enjoyed my 500s. You get to cover a bit more terrain than a 400, but more time for sleep/recovery than a 600 so you're not so knackered on Monday.

Bloody useless for badge-hunting (SR2000 excepting).
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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2010, 12:31:55 pm »
Denmead 600 cards are with ACP I'm told so I'll achieve mattc's contrived goal of 4xcal 600.



Sorry to pee on your bonfire but that statement is not yet true.

Keith

Weirdy Biker

Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2010, 12:51:36 pm »
In other words, Simon's hyper claim, not Proven  :P

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2010, 01:04:21 pm »
In other words, Simon's hyper claim, not Proven  :P

The Auk website already lists me as a Hyper Randonneur: a 1000 counts as a 600.  I have 3x600 and 1x1000 validated for this season.  All I'd gain from the remaining 600 is 6 points.

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Re: I'm feeling a bit hyper
« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2010, 03:17:30 pm »
Denmead 600 cards are with ACP I'm told so I'll achieve mattc's contrived goal of 4xcal 600.



Sorry to pee on your bonfire but that statement is not yet true.

Keith

And as if by magic, I see the 600 is now on the results list. :)